Poppy Appeal collectors were out in force at the John Smith’s Stadium for Town’s match with Nottingham Forest.
More than 20 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslims from Huddersfield and Spen Valley were among volunteer collectors taking part in the bucket collection which raised £1,712 for the appeal.
Veterans from the Cleckheaton branch of the Royal British Legion were also on parade at half-time.
Kamal Aftab, regional youth leader in Yorkshire the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (AMYA), said: “One of the fundamental teachings of the Holy Quran is that the reward for goodness is goodness alone.
“The UK has provided us with so many opportunities for which we are truly grateful. As Muslims it is our responsibility to show loyalty to our country of residence and to stand together for a worthy cause.
“We therefore hope that our participation is a clear indication of our desire for peace and unity between all peoples, nations and religions.”
Deborah Armantrading, of The Royal British Legion, said the association had been crucial in raising funds for the Poppy Appeal for several years participating in mass collections all over the UK. This year, their collections had raised about £8,500 for the appeal.
She said: “The legion are extremely pleased with the enthusiasm and commitment from all of the volunteers. Also we enjoy working with AMYA as they are dedicated and passionate about their charity work, and the Poppy Appeal would not be the same without their help.”
Jeffrey Woodward, Huddersfield Poppy Appeal organiser and retired former senior partner at Armitage Sykes Solicitors said the collection at the stadium was held at the invitation of Huddersfield Town.
He said: “We also went into the Forest ‘end’ to collect. They were courtesy personified and their generosity was extraordinary. We also appreciate particularly the generosity of Town supporters.”